Thursday, December 9, 2010


Pro Bono design for a client. I had fun putting this together and having the opportunity to explore what I can do with current ideas and inspirations.

I suppose if you're in NY you should check out the event.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Don Jonathan Webb, a friend of mine who is a great film editor, producer, writer, and now experimenting more with animation, animated this illustration of mine for me. I was soooooooo excited!!!

a lovely couple from Don Jonathan D. Webb on Vimeo.

Check out his work here:

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Individual Pillow Designs

Below are some of the designs that I am selling. Not all are here. If you click on the image you can see it at a slightly larger size. I'm working on making it bigger so each design and price is more clear.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Recent painting

I haven't painted in so long! I have a love/hate relationship with it. Its extremely hard for me to get into it, but once I do I love it. I think I should definitely continue to paint still lifes, portraits, or anything to continue to push myself. I don't think that this painting is spectacular, but I believe I have the potential to be pretty decent at it if I keep trying.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Interieur a la Table à Ouvrage, 1893

Been working on a painting for a friend and needed some inspiration. Just wanted to highlight a few of my favorites...

Painting by Edouard Vuillard
I love patterns and texture. He does it so well



Monday, November 22, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Above are some of the pillow cases and place mats I'm working on for the show I'm doing with my mom. Hopefully they'll look a little better once I stuff them. Just found out I can get some coasters laser cut -- Extremely excited about that! I'm not sure what more I'm going to do but I'm kind of just going with the flow and seeing where creativity takes me, I suppose. I am enjoying spending time doing this, though. I hope by Sunday things will begin to come together.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Brewing Mind

had this idea to make a blog for girls/women to post anything inspirational, creative, informative, insightful, etc. I'm unsure about it now but we'll see if anything happens with it in the future.

Monday, October 18, 2010

New York

Congrats to a friend who got a job up there recently!
Such news is inspiration for many of us

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Work Hard/Play Hard

It's beautiful outside today. I woke up at 6:30 a.m and thought about falling back asleep because its saturday, but couldn't. I figured I'd try and make the most of my day since lately I haven't been the best at doing that.

I began working on the pillows for the show my mom and I are doing together. I'm extremely excited but also fearful of the outcome. I'm anxious. I won't worry too much. I keep having all these ideas that are making me antsy, so hopefully everything will kind of come together and fall in to place -- but only if I put in the time and effort necessary.

While putting together a folder of images I wanted on my pillows I became inspired to post on here. The image above was inspired by something I saw while driving to Richmond last week. I was riding and saw birds flying low above myself and other cars. Maybe I've never payed attention before but I saw the birds shadow on the ground and was intrigued by it. I thought it was neat how their shadows were kind of, creating the ground beneath us, and thought it'd be cool to see an image where birds shadows created the horizon. I drew this kind of fast, and could see executed in a more graphic fashion, but the idea is there. I suppose I'll recreate soon?

Over the summer I designed this logo for a connect I made through a previous client. I prefer a different font, or a different "s." I fell in love with this logo discovered while looking through

I've got to find some better, preferably free, fonts. I've seen plenty of sites that periodically posts free fonts to download, so I'll have to take some time to do some research.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


This calender is so awesome. and Smart.

City with a Brain
(Click link below)
The green city that has a brain - tech - 11 October 2010 - New Scientist

"less aesthetics, more ethics"
I love to create and this is why.
We have the choice and opportunity to inspire, educate, and change lives with our passions.

Pattern for soon-to-be pillow

My mom and I will be selling work at a craft show at the end of November. She's been doing shows since I was about 7-years-old, and this will be the first time that I have joined her. She'll be selling more folk art, christmas crafts, and I'll be selling pillows, coasters, and framed work. I'm currently working on my pillow designs. Soon enough I'll order them and begin sew and stuff them!

Monday, October 4, 2010

INSPIRATIONmondays (!!!!!)

I've never had an "INSPIRATIONmondays" until right now. This is most likely a one time thing, BUT perhaps it will continue. Its definitely necessary to take the time to research and check out work that will be catalytic to your creativity.


For spring break my sophomore year of college I went to my aunt and uncles in Florida. It was there that I discovered NPR and its opulent way of telling the news. My uncle would listen to it wherever we went. I expected it to put me to sleep, but I was fascinated by the way they told stories and also what they told. CNN and MSNBC can be a repetitive bore a lot of the time, but I've never thought this of NPR.

Anyhow, not until recently did I realize how great the station's design sensibility is, and I respect the way they present themselves through design in their marketing materials. Below is their 2011 calendar and a new volume that gives "a behind the scenes look at what has gone into the making of NPR over the past 40 years."

The image of the calendar I found using Google. It led me to the blog of Jared Andrew Schorr, an illustrator featured in the 2011 calendar. Here's a link to his blog. I enjoyed it, and in it, he lists other illustrators featured in the calendar. They're worth checking out as well:

Turnstyle : Seattle-based design firm

A look like this would be awesome for the "Pieces of We" zine I have been putting together.

I love the graphic + organic look of this cover. This makes my heart weak, my eye cry, and...just kidding. I just like it a looot. day grasshopper. One day.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Spread and Ad created at Current Internship

I'm currently interning for Northern Virginia Magazine until December. (Hopefully I'll have a full-time job to begin afterward:/ )

Anyway, I absolutely love what I do there and all that I am learning. I had a great opportunity to design the spreads and illustrations for an article on Light Pollution for the October issue. Honestly a dream, and I am embracing every bit of it. I encourage all to find an internship in whatever field you're in. What you learn in school is great, but I believe it is very important to have experience in the workplace. Who cares if its paid or not, (although paid is a plus!), the knowledge you will receive if you choose to take full advantage of it will be worth it. ALSO, try and find one where they value your growth just as much as you do!

Web Ad designed for Destination Polo for NoVA Mag's "Specialicious" site. Photographer deserves much recognition though! He does nice work! Link below, along with link to the NoVA Mag special deals site.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


On Friday, September 24th, Don Jonathan and Ashleigh began to ready for an outing at the E Street Theater in Washington D.C. Don Jonathan didn't want to go. Ashleigh did. He went anyway after she begged for a shared experience.

Ashleigh fixed her hair, put on her fake pearl earrings that she rarely wore, a soft pink shirt-dress, black jeans, and her favorite burnt sienna sandles that remind her sister of orthapedic shoes.

Don Jonathan ironed his shirt. The steam made him sweat a bit, but it was nothing a little Old Spice couldn't take care of.

They walked out the door together. They could hear the neighbor carrying on an emphatic conversation with mystery guests. Perhaps there was just one. Ashleigh assumed it was his night for spades. Don Jonathan took a liking to this assumption.

Two hot dogs were bought and one large coke.
They're both young. Broke. Sharing costs whenever possible. They compromise. They sacrifice.

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radient Child.
A beautiful documentary. Much of his story was an enigma to Don Jonathan and Ashleigh. It inspired the two artists.
They sat in the movie for an hour and a half with four other individuals.

Don Jonathan won the race up the steps. The movie let out and they walked out the theater. Took a round around the block and back to the car.

and back to the house to create.

"In the Cypher" Basquiat, 1982

Monday, September 27, 2010

Coffee shop on H Street. Great spot. Great people. Great environment.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010